A splendid length of fine, white, soft sand, mixed with pebbles, about seven kilometres long, fringed with a scented forest of pine trees and junipers, and bathed by an azure sea. La Marina di Sorso, a small town a few kilometres from Sassari, is the eastern continuation of the very long beach of Platamona, which occupies a segment of 15 km of the island’s northern coast. The town can be easily reached through the panoramic road that connects Porto Torres and Castelsardo, or, coming from Sorso or from Sassari, through provincial road 60, nicknamed Buddi Buddi.
Sandy sea bottom that quickly becomes very deep, water mostly azure and transparent, and spontaneous lush vegetation around, consisting of junipers, cardoons, dwarf palm trees and sea daffodils, make this one of the most appreciated beaches of the Sassari coast.
From the beach, you can admire beautiful sunsets against the background of the Asinara Island. It is a very popular beach because it is easily accessible, through different entrances that connect it to the road that runs along the coast, and is also popular among surfers, windsurfers and scuba divers. The beach offers several services, such as plenty of parking space, beach equipment to hire, cafés and restaurants, a green area with an amphitheatre, and hotels by the beach. Around it, a thick pine grove protects the sand dunes, creating the perfect place for anyone who prefers a more adventurous version of camping.
La Marina is undoubtedly one of the greatest attractions of Sorso, but it is by no means the only one. Do not miss the lovely historical centre, the Roman and Phoenician remains, the legends about the city’s most important monuments, such as the Billellera fountain, whose water, according to legend, will make you mad if you drink it.